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Governing Body

Welcome to our Governors Section


The Governing Body takes a largely strategic role in the running of school. This includes:

  • Ensuring the school's vision, ethos and strategic direction reflect those of the Church of England.

  • Setting its aims and objectives. 

  • Setting policies and targets for achieving the objectives.

  • Reviewing progress and reviewing the strategic framework in the light of progress.

  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure money is well spent.


Types of Governors:

We have 12 members on our Governing Body. Currently, we have two vacancies for foundation governors.


They have a special responsibility for ensuring that the character of the school as a Church of England Voluntary Aided School is preserved and developed.

  • Ex Officio Foundation Governor (Reverend) and Headteacher (2)
  • DBE Foundation Governors (6): elected by the Diocesan Board of Education.
  • LA Governor (1): Appointed by the Local Authority.
  • Parent Governors (2): Elected by the Parents.
  • Staff Teaching Governor (1): Elected by the staff.


All Governors attend the Full Governing Body meeting every term and are members of either the Standards & Effectiveness Committee or Finance, Staffing & Buildings committee. The Terms of Reference specify their responsibilities.



Governor Attendance at Meetings

Governor attendance over the last academic year


Autumn Term 2023
GovernorFull Governing BodyFinance, Staffing & BuildingsStandards & EffectivenessPay & Performance
J Hounslow* * 
J Rushton* * 
G Bullock    
M Clayton*** 
A Pratt*  *
R Patel*   
J Duckworth*** 
D Withey****
Z Chopdat    
S Rafiq** *



Spring Term 2024
GovernorFull Governing BodyFinance Budget SettingFinance, Staffing & BuildingsStandards & Effectiveness
J Rushton*  *
G Bullock    
M Clayton****
A Pratt    
R Patel ** 
J Duckworth****
Z Chopdat    
D Withey****
S Dickinson   *
B Gault ** 
S Rafiq ** 


Summer Term 2023
GovernorFull Governing BodyFinance, Staffing & BuildingsStandards & Effectiveness
J Hounslow*  
J Rushton* *
G Bullock * 
M Clayton***
A Pratt*  
R Patel** 
J Duckworth***
D Withey***
S Dickinson*  
B Gault*  
S Rafiq*  



Governing Board Diversity Information


Please see our Governing board diversity data. Five Governors have opted in to share their data and may ask to opt out at any given time. 



St Barnabas & St Paul’s Church of England Primary School

Oakenhurst Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 1SN

01254 698413